Hubert Guscott Mystical Speed

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Five track athletes from New York went to Jamaica to learn the secrets to Jamaican sprinting. In their quest for immediate success, they ventured into the sacred hills of Jamaica. The harrowing experience almost killed them. Defeat and disappointment at the local track meet led them to become spies. The clues that they found convinced them that they could crack the secret codes that Jamaicans use to communicate and hide the secrets to sprinting. After a near death experience, a trip to the hospital and trickery from the number one con man in Jamaica, they returned to New York to compete in the County Championships.

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Mystical Speed dispels the notion that Jamaica's success is found in a bottle.

With each step of the way, aspects of the Jamaican Culture, which contribute to their blazing speed, are revealed. In the end, the secret to Jamaica's success could be the sum total of the culture as indicated below:

  • The special yam that is found in the Cockpit Country of Jamaica
  • The native peas soup, the dukunnu dish, and the run down meal
  • The barefoot boy who cruises to victory in the 100 meter race.
  • A midnight encounter with the Jamaican ghosts and the unintended development of speed.
  • A life and death race against the Jamaican lizard-like creature (gallawasp).
  • A grandmaster with a crystal ball and a con man who takes advantage of gullible athletes.
  • The national focus on track and field, and competing in the most completive high school championships in the world.

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"Author Hubert Guscott shrouds the simple truths of industry and faith with esotericism, the occult and folklore. Yes, it borders on the bizarre at intervals, but meaningfulness always seeps through. The result is a piece of story-telling - buoyant, jocular and captivating. In a work peppered with Jamaican argot that at times befuddles the American aspirants; the reader is taken on a literary joyride that is memorably flippant and equally instructive." - Dr. Glenville Ashby, International Journalist (The Gleaner)

"From this premise, the author takes readers to Jamaica with the boys to discover these secrets.  With well-done characterizations, the boys, their families, and those they meet in Jamaica come alive for readers.  Dialogue is real, moving the plot along at an excellent pace; sharing Jamaican folklore intermingled with athletic drills until returning home to a mystical conclusion." - Angie Mangino, Journalist/Book Reviewer
"If you long for a taste of the island in a different way, then look at "Mystical Speed." For runners, or anyone who loves sports, this book may be perfect."- Terri Schlicenmeyer, Book Review Columnist (Caribbean Life)

"The Jamaican culture is vividly portrayed in this gem. The folk tales of the deceitful Brother Anancy are as entwined in the childhood fabric of every Jamaican's being as are those associated with the clanging chains worn by the rolling calves (They scared me!) and the timeless essence of Marcus Garvey's role in the overall infrastructure of Jamaica's destiny."- Frannie Cohen

"I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of track, the supernatural or just a wildly entertaining book with some life lessons mixed in will enjoy this book. They will find Mythical Speed is a book that they will want to savor every word to absorb every nuance of the book." -Jeff Wallace

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